check-dist 1.3

I've been converting all of my software packages to Automake, which by and large is a significant improvement over hand-rolling makefiles. However, Automake does have the requirement that all files to be included in the distribution be listed explicitly in Makefile.am, and I've found it far too easy to miss bits of documentation or parts of the test suite that aren't always run.

I therefore wrote this script to do a sanity check. It's a simple script that takes a tarball and a source tree and checks that the tarball contains everything that's in the source tree, excluding some files to ignore that are configured at the top of the script.

You can get the latest version from my scripts page. I probably won't announce new releases unless they're significant.

Posted: 2009-07-13 15:43 — Why no comments?

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